This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“The only honest stance…is that of radical solidarity with the woman” (John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p.206-207)
Reflection: The difference between the pro-life and pro-abortion movements is not that we love the baby and they love the mother. The real difference is that they think you can separate the two and we say you can’t. You cannot kill a baby without hurting the mother, and you cannot protect the baby without loving the mother.
Prayer: Lord, you have intertwined the destiny of mother and child, and have called us to a love that recognizes this intimate union. May every mother and child flourish together in love and protection. Amen.